Guajes (Huajes)

approx 10 lbs
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Guajes (Leucaena leucocephala - aka haujes, cuaje, hauxaya, guaje beans, wild tamarind) are a vegetable used in Mexican and some SE Asian cuisines - the long, flat, stiff green/brown pods of the Leucaena tree.  Inside the pods are small red or green seeds (roughly the size of pumpkin seeds) with a grassy, garlicky & slightly bitter flavor.

Guajes seeds can be extracted from the pods as you would peas.  Once extracted they are eaten raw, roasted, pureed, or dried (whole or ground) as a high protein snack, vegetable side or as an ingredient in other dishes.



Store guajes in your refrigerator.

Shelf Life:

12-14 days.


People usually only eat guajes seeds. Once removed from their pods, guaje seeds can be eaten raw, fried, roasted or toasted.

How to Shuck Guajes

Enjoy guajes seeds as a snack, added to salads, used as a garnish for plates, blended with avocado & lime to make guacamole, cooked in stews (guasmole), used in green salsas or in cooked sauces (particularly moles). They are also sometimes dried, then ground for use as a seasoning.

Sometimes the outer pods are chopped and used to flavor fishes, but they are generally too woody for most applications

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